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Christian Bale


Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood, including ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 65 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne
(2008)
The Prestige
The Prestige Alfred Borden
(2006)
American Psycho
American Psycho Patrick Bateman
(2000)
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises Bruce Wayne
(2012)

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 2018 Jungle Book (post-production)
Bagheera
 2018 Backseat (filming)
Dick Cheney
 2017 Hostiles
Captain Joseph J. Blocker
 2016/II The Promise
Chris Myers
 2015 The Big Short
Michael Burry
 2015 Knight of Cups
Rick
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
Moses
 2013 American Hustle
Irving Rosenfeld
 2013 Out of the Furnace
Russell Baze
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Bruce Wayne
 2011 Jin ling shi san chai
John Miller
 2010/I The Fighter
Dicky Eklund
 2009 Public Enemies
Melvin Purvis
 2009 Terminator Salvation
John Connor
 2008 The Dark Knight
Bruce Wayne
 2007 I'm Not There.
Jack / Pastor John
 2007 3:10 to Yuma
Dan Evans
 2006 The Prestige
Alfred Borden
 2006 Rescue Dawn
Dieter Dengler
 2005 The New World
John Rolfe
 2005 Harsh Times
Jim Luther Davis
 2005 Batman Begins
Bruce Wayne / Batman
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Howl (English version, voice)
 2004 The Machinist
Trevor Reznik
 2002 Equilibrium
John Preston
 2002 Reign of Fire
Quinn Abercromby
 2002 Laurel Canyon
Sam
 2000 Shaft
Walter Wade, Jr.
 2000 American Psycho
Patrick Bateman
 1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Demetrius
 1998 All the Little Animals
Bobby Platt
 1998 Velvet Goldmine
Arthur Stuart
 1997 Metroland
Chris
 1996 The Secret Agent
Stevie
 1996 The Portrait of a Lady
Edward Rosier
 1995/I Pocahontas
Thomas (voice)
 1994 Little Women
Laurie
 1994 Royal Deceit
Amled
 1993 Swing Kids
Thomas Berger
 1992 Newsies
Jack Kelly
 1989 Henry V
Robin the Luggage-Boy
 1987 Empire of the Sun
Jim
 1987 Mio min Mio
Jum-Jum / Benke
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Bale was invited to speak at the American Film Institute Tribute to director Steven Spielberg. The gala event aired on A&E in North America on September 7, 1995. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 21 Interviews | 30 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his 63-pound weight loss for The Machinist (2004)] I had a stupid kind of feeling of invincibility, like, "I can do it, I can manage it." I really did feel like I hit this point of enlightenment. See more »

Trivia:

His father, David Bale, married feminist icon Gloria Steinem on September 3, 2000. See more »

Trademark:

Intense physical and mental commitment to his roles See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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